Witnessing the experience of European bordering : watching the documentary Under den samme himmel in an immigration detention centre
Horsti, K. (2019). Witnessing the experience of European bordering : watching the documentary Under den samme himmel in an immigration detention centre. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 22(1), 86-101. https://doi.org/10.1177/1367877917743606
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This article draws on theories of bordering and mediated witnessing to examine a documentary film that mediates migrants’ experiences of bordering in Europe. My analysis of Under den samme himmel/Days of Hope shows how the film captures the multiplicity of bordering practices, from geographical to socio-cultural borderings. The analysis is informed by watching and discussing the film in an immigrant detention facility in Finland with people who experienced and eye-witnessed experiences similar to those depicted in the film. This creates a sense of co-presence of the experiential landscapes in the border zones, and the film invites viewers to consider borders not as lines in the landscape, but as zones and as a form of practice that has consequences.
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